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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Nov 27 05:29 AM

November 27, 2008: Casu Marzu

Casu Marzu... Maggot Cheese.
from Neatorama;

Quote:
Casu Marzu is a sheep’s milk cheese loaded with writhing, live fly larva. It is illegal in many countries for its obvious health dangers, but for some reason, foodies still actively seek it out. Even worse, the cheese can become toxic after the maggots die, so it has to be eaten while they are still very alive. The texture is rather creamy and it is generally served on Sardinian flat bread. Dinners are expected to keep their hands over the cheese as they place it in their mouth because these larva can jump up to 15 cm -potentially right into dinner’s eyes.


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Griff  Thursday Nov 27 06:35 AM

Cheese that writhes... I dunno. I thought it was interesting that the EU backed off.



ZenGum  Thursday Nov 27 07:16 AM

Not only live maggots, but it must also have maggot poop in it.

Hang on, people are eating LIVE maggots. As well as disgusting, isn't that kind of cruel? I don't know how much brain a maggot has, but I guess it has some ability to feel something like pain. I hope the human (the diner, not the dinner) forgets to hold their hand over it and the maggot jumps right up their nose and eats their brain.



spudcon  Thursday Nov 27 10:01 AM

What's to stop the live maggots from eating through your stomach, and eating their way to your brain? It would explain the phrase "cheese eating surrender monkeys."



corydodt  Thursday Nov 27 10:52 AM

Thanks. Now I am in no danger of overeating today.



Gravdigr  Thursday Nov 27 11:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by spudcon View Post
What's to stop the live maggots from eating through your stomach, and eating their way to your brain?
Hydrochloric acid?


Clodfobble  Thursday Nov 27 08:32 PM

Plus, maggots only eat dead stuff. They are sometimes put directly on necrotic wounds because they can precisely remove the dead flesh and leave the living flesh far better than a scalpel ever could. Approved by the FDA and everything.



Leokins  Thursday Nov 27 09:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Hang on, people are eating LIVE maggots. As well as disgusting, isn't that kind of cruel? I don't know how much brain a maggot has, but I guess it has some ability to feel something like pain. I hope the human (the diner, not the dinner) forgets to hold their hand over it and the maggot jumps right up their nose and eats their brain.
I guess you didn't see the live baby octopus eating vids >.>
http://www.junch.com/live-baby-octopus/


ZenGum  Thursday Nov 27 09:58 PM

Hello Leokins and


Are you related to Amykins?

And no, I didn't see those videos. IMHO, food should be dead before you put it in your mouth.



Leokins  Thursday Nov 27 11:59 PM

I agree, I try not to put anything in my mouth that's ever been alive. (vegetarian) Thanks for the welcome, been watching the daily images for a couple years, thought I should finally join. :P
Can't say I've met Amykins, is she interesting?



Yznhymr  Friday Nov 28 12:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Not only live maggots, but it must also have maggot poop in it.

Hang on, people are eating LIVE maggots. As well as disgusting, isn't that kind of cruel? I don't know how much brain a maggot has, but I guess it has some ability to feel something like pain. I hope the human (the diner, not the dinner) forgets to hold their hand over it and the maggot jumps right up their nose and eats their brain.
My 15 year old son says you sound like some crazy animal rights activist from California. I laughed so hard, maggots would have spit out into someone else's eye if I were eating this crap.


Elspode  Friday Nov 28 01:32 AM

What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? 4:17

Howard:
What's a girl like you
Doin' in a place like this?

Mark:
I left my place after midnight
And I came to this hall
Me and my girlfriend, we came here
Lookin' to ball

Howard:
You came to the right place
This is it
This is the swingin'-est place
In New York City

Chorus:
NO SHIT!

Mark:
How true that is!

Howard:
Oh, how true indeed

Mark:
Yeah, me and my,
Me and my girlfriend, we come here
Every Friday 'n Saturday night looking for that
Hot romance we need
We like to get it on--
Do you like to get it on, too?

Howard:
Well now, what did you have in mind?

Mark:
Well, I'll tell ya
Well I get off bein' juked
With a baby octopus
And spewed upon with creamed corn . . .
An' my girlfriend, she digs it
With a hot Yoo-hoo bottle
While somebody's screamin':
CORKS 'N SAFETIES
PIGS 'N DONKEYS
ALICE COOPER, baby . . .
WAAAAH!

Bob:
Well, it gets me so hot
I could scream

Chorus:
ALICE COOPER, ALICE COOPER! WAAAAH!
ALICE COOPER, ALICE COOPER! WAAAAH!

Howard:
You two chicks sound real far out and groovy
Ever been to a Holiday Inn?
Mna-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaa . . .
Magic Fingers in the bed (Picture it!)
Wall-mounted TV screens
Coffee-Host plugged into the bathroom wall
Formica's really keen!

Chorus:
(What kind of girl?)
What kind of girl do you think we are?
(What kind of girl?)
What kind of girl do you think we are?
(I ain't no groupie)
Don't call us groupies
That is going too far
(What kind of girl?)
We wouldn't ball you
Just because you're a star

FZ:
These girls wouldn't let just anybody
Spew on their vital parts
They want a guy from a group
With a big hit single in the charts!

Howard:
Funny you should mention it
Our new single made the charts this week
With a bullet!
With a bullet!
Just let me put a little more
Rancid Budweiser on my beard right now, baby
And you can show me how
A young girl such as you
Might be thrilled and
Overwhelmed by me, ho-ho . . .

Mark:
What hotel did you say you were staying at?

Howard:
Wanna split right away?

Mark:
Not so fast, you silly boy . . .
There's one thing I gotta say

Chorus:
We want a guy from a group who's got a thing in the charts
We want a guy from a group who's got a thing in the charts
We want a guy from a group who's got a thing in the charts
We want a guy from a group who's got a thing in the charts



Scriveyn  Friday Nov 28 03:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leokins View Post
I agree, I try not to put anything in my mouth that's ever been alive. ...
Such as fruit and vegetables?

Welcome, Leokins, to the cellar world.


Scriveyn  Friday Nov 28 03:51 AM

... and then there is "mite cheese".

Actually you don't eat the mites. It is just their "digestive juices" that cause fermentation in the cheese. The mites are brushed off before you eat the cheese.

They have a memorial to the mites too:



ZenGum  Friday Nov 28 04:19 AM

I've heard that there is a Japanese pest extermination company which makes offerings at a shrine to console the spirits of all the termites they have had to kill in the course of their business. Dunno about putting up a statue to them though.

Leokins, we recently had the debate/argument about whether plants count as alive. As well as the IotD, there is a whole cellar full of useful and useless crap for you to peruse.



Aliantha  Friday Nov 28 04:23 AM

That cheese thing is just plain gross.

I'm not too concerned about the maggots I have to admit, other than the fact that I don't fancy eating them.

Is it the sort of thing you eat without taking a breath while you chew it? You know...like bad medicine?



richlevy  Friday Nov 28 01:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leokins View Post
I agree, I try not to put anything in my mouth that's ever been alive.
You eat rocks?


Leokins  Saturday Nov 29 11:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scriveyn View Post
Such as fruit and vegetables?

Welcome, Leokins, to the cellar world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Leokins, we recently had the debate/argument about whether plants count as alive. As well as the IotD, there is a whole cellar full of useful and useless crap for you to peruse.
Quote:
Originally Posted by richlevy View Post
You eat rocks?
Hey if I knew cellar people liked to be specific I would've kindly obliged. As it is, most people seem to believe I talk too much regarding things they don't care about. According to common communications theory, the average listener will subjectively conclude the meaning of your statement after 30 seconds of listening, no matter how long or in depth your statement might be. I.e. People have short attention spans.

I shall be sure to peruse the useless crap, it's a lot more interesting than most things in my experience. ^_-


Elspode  Saturday Nov 29 11:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by richlevy View Post
You eat rocks?
Um...some limestones have been alive.


ZenGum  Sunday Nov 30 09:08 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leokins View Post
According to common communications theory, the average listener will subjectively conclude the meaning of your statement after 30 seconds of listening, no matter how long or in depth your statement might be. I.e. People have short attention spans.

Attention: TW.


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Dec 1 12:18 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leokins View Post
According to common communications theory, the average listener will subjectively conclude the meaning of your statement after 30 seconds of listening, no matter how long or in depth your statement might be. I.e. People have short attention spans.
But we're not listening, we're reading. What you write on the board can be reread, mulled, contemplated, read again, dissected, critiqued, fact checked and generally digested before being responded to at a convenient time.






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